June 09, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
obstacle /ˈɑːbstɪkəl/ noun

plural obstacles

There is an obstacle in the road.
There is an obstacle in the road.
Learner's definition of OBSTACLE


1 : something that makes it difficult to do something

  • He overcame the obstacles of poverty and neglect.

  • They must overcome a number of obstacles before the restaurant can be opened.

  • Lack of experience is a major obstacle for her opponent.

  • an obstacle to learning/progress

2 : an object that you have to go around or over : something that blocks your path

  • She swerved to avoid an obstacle in the road.

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